My Introduction to Irish Tug-of-War


For me, every visit to Ireland starts off with a round of visits to cousins and neighbors. This week when I met up with my cousin John; and after we caught up on all the news, he had an interesting request… he asked for my boarding pass.

Yes, that little piece of paper that seems to follow me around everywhere I go… even after leaving the airport.

It ends up, his tug-of-war club is applying for a grant, and part of application requires they show that tourists might be interested in seeing a local tug event. So, they need copies of boarding passes from tourists who were/are traveling to Ireland in April, May, or June of this year.

If you have one, and you’d like to share it… feel free to snap a photo or send an email copy to me at… and you can learn more about tug-of-war clubs and events at

Now, I’m determined to catch a tug-of-war match in Ireland.

Author: Liam

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  1. Liam- How very interesting! I will be over at the end if June and will be glad to share my boarding pass. Good luck and I will see if I can get to a match while there.

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  2. Hi Liam! I find your posts extremely interesting, especially your one on Irish Storytelling to which I could not find any follow up.
    I am currently preparing to write my Undergraduate Dissertation, I am doing it as Gaeilge and I am hoping to zone in on something to do with Irish Folklore and the history of irish storytelling. I fyou had any information regarding this, or even books/websites you could recommend I would really appreciate it! 🙂

    Thank you very much,
    Kind Regards,

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